Give to the Max Day, 2017

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Show your support for local non-profits!

Now that it’s November, you can start your Give to the Max day donations! Give to the Max day is on Thursday, November 16, but you don’t have to wait until then to start giving to your favorite MN non-profits.

All gifts made through November 16 are also eligible for Leaderboards, Golden Tickets and the $10,000 Super-Sized Golden Ticket! In fact, GiveMN is giving away a $500 Scheduled Giving Golden Ticket each day from now until Give to the Max Day—so planning ahead could boost your organizations’ chances of winning!

We are excited to show the nation the generosity of Minnesotans! Please consider donating to SMAC and becoming one of our members, as well showing your support to the arts organizations in our region. Thank you for supporting the arts!! Visit today to start.

Here is a list of the Arts Organizations that SMAC has given grants to that have giveMN pages* you can also donate to, just search for their names once you get to the site! Please give generously if you can:

52 Wing Restoration Committee
Big Stone Arts Council
Blue Mound Area Theatre
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
Crow River Drumline Association
Crow River Players
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
Friends of the Auditorium, Worthington
Granite Area Arts Council
Granite Falls Area Community Theater
Green Earth Players
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Hutchinson Theatre Company
Jackson Center for the Arts
Lake Benton Opera House
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council
Marshall Area Stage Company
Milan Village Arts School
Pipestone Performing Arts Center
Prairie Arts Chorale
Prairie Arts Continuum
Prairie Dance Alliance
Prairie Wind Folk Music & Bluegrass Association
Rhythm of the River
Riversong Music Festival
Rock County Fine Arts
Southwest Minnesota Orchestra/Friends of the Orchestra
The Barn Theatre
The Calumet Players
The New London Arts & Culture Alliance
Wilder Pageant Committee
Willmar Area Arts Council
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra
Winsted Arts Council

*We encourage organizations to update their pages and promote Give to the Max Day with us!

More about Give to the Max Day:

Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN, a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make our state a better place.

That initial spark touched off a blast of online giving — $14 million in 24 hours. Since then, Give to the Max Day has become an annual tradition. Every year thousands of organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for Minnesota causes that are working to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans.

Give to the Max Day has become a national model for giving days.

More about GiveMN:

GiveMN links donors with organizations that are working to make Minnesota a better place. Its online giving website,, enables charitable giving any time and any place, allowing people to donate with ease and enthusiasm. GiveMN brings innovation, energy and fresh ideas to Minnesota generosity.

GiveMN is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. Explore today.

GiveMN Statistics

  • Since its inception in 2009, GiveMN has raised more than $160 million for Minnesota nonprofits and schools.
  • GiveMN has helped more than 10,000 organizations fundraise for their causes on
  • GiveMN has served more than 300,000 individuals who have made donations on
  • Give to the Max Day 2016 raised $20 million in 24 hours for nearly 6,000 nonprofits and schools.



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